|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 12, 2021||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S6146
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6146 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6146 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6146 SPONSOR: BOYLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibi- tions on certain circus performances PURPOSE: To ensure that only Animal Welfare Act-compliant circuses are conducting business in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the general business law by adding a new section 392-k. Prohibits circuses that have violated the Animal Welfare Act from operating in New York State. Section 2. Establishes effective date.
S6146 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6146 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the prohibi- tions on certain circus performances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 392-k to read as follows: § 392-K. PROHIBITIONS ON CERTAIN CIRCUS PERFORMANCES. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "ANIMAL" INCLUDES ANIMALS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. (B) "CIRCUS" MEANS ANY PERFORMANCE OF ANIMALS WHERE SUCH ANIMALS ARE TRAINED TO PERFORM SOME BEHAVIOR OR ACTION OR ARE PART OF A SHOW, PARADE, OR PERFORMANCE. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL NOT BE APPLICABLE TO NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED 501 (C)(3) EXEMPT STATUS FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. (C) "ANIMAL WELFARE ACT" MEANS THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT, 7 U.S.C. 2131 ET SEQ., AND ITS SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE ACT. 2. IF WITHIN THE PRECEDING TWO YEAR PERIOD, (A) A CIRCUS, INCLUDING ITS OWNERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR REPRESENTATIVES, WAS ADJUDICATED BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO HAVE VIOLATED ITS REGULATIONS UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT PERTAINING TO THE CARE OR HANDLING OF AN ANIMAL, 9 CFR SECTION 2.40 OR SECTION 2.131, OR ENTERED INTO A STIPULATION, CONSENT DECREE, OR VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PURSUANT TO THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT, IN WHICH IT ADMITTED TO SUCH A VIOLATION OR (B) A CIRCUS, INCLUDING ITS OWNERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR REPRESENTATIVES, WAS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING THE LAW OF ANY STATE RELATING TO CRUELTY TO OR NEGLECT OF AN ANIMAL OWNED, LEASED OR IN ANY WAY USED BY THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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